[ bliz-erd ]
/ ˈblɪz ərd /
- a storm, technically an extratropical cyclone, with dry, driving snow, strong winds, and intense cold.
- a heavy and prolonged snowstorm covering a wide area.
an inordinately large amount all at one time: a blizzard of Christmas cards.
verb (used without object)
to snow as a blizzard: Looks as though it's going to blizzard tonight.
LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!
Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?
Origin of blizzard
OTHER WORDS FROM blizzardbliz·zard·y, bliz·zard·ly, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for blizzard
/ (ˈblɪzəd) /
a strong bitterly cold wind accompanied by a widespread heavy snowfall
Word Origin for blizzard
C19: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for blizzard
[ blĭz′ərd ]
A violent snowstorm with winds blowing at a minimum speed of 56 km (35 mi) per hour and visibility of less 400 m (0.25 mi) for three hours.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.